Meet the designer

Tell us briefly about how you became a jewelry designer.

I have always loved fashion and design, and I grew up in a family business, so entrepreneurship was in my blood. Once I started working after college I quickly knew that the only road for me was to start my own business - I knew that I had to meld my love of fashion with my passion for business. While I was shopping I realized that there was this huge void in the market place in jewelry - there was only high end which you had to wait for someone to buy for you, or there was costume jewelry. There was nothing that women could purchase for themselves, and wear everyday - day to night. I knew there were other women like me, women who lived busy lives and wanted quality, updated fine jewelry that they could wear all time - not just special occasions. I signed myself up for a metal-smith night class at night, while working full time - and the rest is history. Almost 20 years of creating pieces that women can purchase for themselves, collect and wear forever.

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What was the first piece you designed?

The first piece I ever designed was a hammered sterling silver and 14k gold circle necklace on delicate (but strong) chain that was meant to be worn all day everyday - day to night. I literally could not walk down the street without someone stopping me to ask me about it. Demi Moore walked into the first store I ever sold to and purchased 2 pieces. She wore them layered and was photographed in InStyle magazine. Very quickly the wardrobe person on Friends purchased my entire collection from another store that I sold to, and my signature necklace was featured on an entire episode of "Friends"

Favorite spot/place to get inspired?

It can be anywhere - I love to travel - I love the outdoors, and the beach - The pieces that I design have to work for our busy lives. We need to be able to wear our jewelry to work, out with friends, to the beach. I am also inspired by the amazing women that I know and that are part of my life.

Your pieces often make appearances on the red carpet and at photoshoots. What are some of your favorite celeb AR sightings? Ever been starstruck?

We have been so fortunate to have so many celebrities wear our pieces organically. In an era where celebrities are being gifted so much, it is so impactful when someone who truly embodies our brand purchases our pieces retail and then wears them the way they were meant to be worn - over and over! When the AR brand was still in its infancy stage and Jennifer Aniston wore our necklace on Friends (and IRL) it was a huge PINCH me moment. More recently, Meghan Markle wore our earrings for her first royal engagement and then since has worn them, along with several of our other pieces numerous times.

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What are your favorite pieces for day? Night?

Being a mom, entrepreneur, wife (the list goes on) - there really isn't a day/night selection. Jewelry, at its core, should make the wearer happy - especially jewelry at an attainable price point (whatever that means for each stage of our lives). If happy means wearing 5 rings, a neck full of diamonds, and a wrist stacked all the way up to the grocery store at 8am on a Tuesday - I am wearing it.

What’s your favorite way to wear your pieces? Any tips?

I love stacking, mixing metals, pulling in heirloom pieces from my mom and grandmothers - gifts from my husband. Again, it goes back to joy. I love doing what I do every day - it is a true pleasure to wear my jewelry everyday.

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Adina Reyter  - Celestial Diamonds Wide Huggie Hoops (14k Yellow Gold)

Adina Reyter

Celestial Diamonds Wide Huggie Hoops (14k Yellow Gold)

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Adina Reyter  - Celestial Diamonds Large Half Dome Ring - Size 6

Adina Reyter

Celestial Diamonds Large Half Dome Ring - Size 6

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Adina Reyter  - Garden Party Pavé Flower Necklace

Adina Reyter

Garden Party Pavé Flower Necklace

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Adina Reyter  - Multi Baguette Post Earrings

Adina Reyter

Multi Baguette Post Earrings

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Adina Reyter  - Pavé V Ring - Size 7

Adina Reyter

Pavé V Ring - Size 7

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Adina Reyter  - Pavé Flat Bar Ring - Size 7

Adina Reyter

Pavé Flat Bar Ring - Size 7

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Adina Reyter  - Garden Party Pavé Flower Earrings

Adina Reyter

Garden Party Pavé Flower Earrings

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Adina Reyter  - Turquoise and Round Diamond Post Earrings

Adina Reyter

Turquoise and Round Diamond Post Earrings

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Adina Reyter  - Short Stack Baguette Ring - Size 7

Adina Reyter

Short Stack Baguette Ring - Size 7

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Adina Reyter  - Multi Baguette Necklace

Adina Reyter

Multi Baguette Necklace

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Adina Reyter  - Baguette Bar Necklace

Adina Reyter

Baguette Bar Necklace

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Adina Reyter  - 3 Diamond Amigos Curve Post Earrings

Adina Reyter

3 Diamond Amigos Curve Post Earrings

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Adina Reyter  - Heirloom Baguette Arc Post Earrings

Adina Reyter

Heirloom Baguette Arc Post Earrings

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Adina Reyter  - Small Heirloom Baguette J Hoop Earrings

Adina Reyter

Small Heirloom Baguette J Hoop Earrings

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Adina Reyter  - Pavé Interlocking Link Curve Necklace

Adina Reyter

Pavé Interlocking Link Curve Necklace

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Adina Reyter  - Pavé Interlocking Link Ring - Size 6

Adina Reyter

Pavé Interlocking Link Ring - Size 6

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Adina Reyter  - Pavé Interlocking Link Huggie Hoop Earrings

Adina Reyter

Pavé Interlocking Link Huggie Hoop Earrings

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Adina Reyter  - Diamond Amigos Chain Post Earrings

Adina Reyter

Diamond Amigos Chain Post Earrings

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Adina Reyter  - Open Stack Baguette Ring - Size 5

Adina Reyter

Open Stack Baguette Ring - Size 5

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Adina Reyter  - Diamond Rays J Hoop Earrings

Adina Reyter

Diamond Rays J Hoop Earrings

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Adina Reyter  - Small Bezel Diamond Rays Pendant Necklace

Adina Reyter

Small Bezel Diamond Rays Pendant Necklace

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Adina Reyter  - Small Pavé Hoop Earrings

Adina Reyter

Small Pavé Hoop Earrings

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Adina Reyter  - Pavé Curve Collar Necklace

Adina Reyter

Pavé Curve Collar Necklace

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Adina Reyter  - 5 Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings

Adina Reyter

5 Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings

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Adina Reyter  - Solid Pavé Teardrop Necklace

Adina Reyter

Solid Pavé Teardrop Necklace